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Athan S.

22 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $275
  • Speaks French, Spanish, Latin, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA willing to teach about all business subjects. I've been an industry executive in every industry and have founded 7 companies. I can help develop your idea/company, teach you core business skills, help you navigate the corporate world.

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!)

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Michelle Adam Pinkert
We gave a poker lesson with Athan to our son for his 19th birthday. It was the best! Athan was extremely responsive and well prepared asking us in advance what our son wanted to work on. He made it fun while learning many skills. Highly recommend Athan!
Diego R.
Athan is very knowledgeable in the game of Poker. He has taught me the concepts needed to take my game to the next level. He has guided me in the right direction and I'm looking forward to more lessons with him.
Brandon
Very helpful and clear info
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Elena D.

28 Reviews
Tarzana, CA
Starting at $50
  • Speaks Italian, English
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Elena D.

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Voice is my first instrument and I teach all levels. The vocal technique I teach is drawn from the Bel Canto Tradition and tailored to fit more modern styles of music with emphasis on posture, muscle relaxation and breathing technique among fun and interesting vocal exercises!
I have specialized in Jazz voice and improvisation and I am happy to pass on to you what I have learned so far.

About Elena

Hello! Music is my life and my biggest passion. I've been a working musician and a teacher for several years and there's nothing more rewarding than sharing all I've learned so far with my students, to nurture their goals and aspirations and to make them aware of the great instrument they already p

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Kayden
Give great information on how to improve singing ability
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Mary
I was looking for a way to practice conversational Italian and the lessons have been a perfect way to do that. Very helpful!
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Bill T.

41 Reviews
Santa Monica, CA
Starting at $55
  • Speaks
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Bill T.

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The saxophone can be one of the funnest instruments to play, no questions asked! In order to reach that point it's important to have certain things in order such as: sound production, breath support, musicality, and technique. In lessons use a variety of exercises and method/etude books, playing duets together, as well as listening and ear training to give my students a well rounded approach to the saxophone and music helping them to become the best musician they can be.

About Bill

Bill T. is a Broadway musician with over 20 years of teaching experience and as a performer. Bill currently leads his own group and is a member of several others ranging from big band to Ethiopian funk music. Bill enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities and specializes in teaching pra

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Janelle T.
Bill is a wonderful saxophone and clarinet teacher for my two sons. He's currently working with my older son to prepare for a clarinet audition. The process of preparing for the audition showed me some important qualities about Bill: 1) he goes above and beyond for his students (e.g. he recorded my son's solo piece in various tempos to help with practice); 2) he's flexible in making time for his students based on their needs; and 3) he's supportive and likable. My younger son, who took 4 saxophone lessons from Bill, mentioned Bill as one of the reasons for picking the instrument for band next year. I highly recommend Bill.
Mark W.
When we were searching for the right clarinet teacher, it was important to find not just a teacher, but a professional musician. Bill was the right guy for the job.

My daughter Lili had been playing for four years and Bill stepped in with techniques that really took her musicianship to the next level. He is patient, organized and, per Lili, "A dope dude."

Bill has helped Lili with music that she is working on for marching and concert band at school while creating customized warm ups specifically for her. During the pandemic he has been flexible with his schedule, generous with his time and has kept Lili motivated in her music and on track while her school bands have had a hard time playing together.

He is a pro who is communicative, responsive, and punctual for all of the lessons.

I highly recommend Bill as a teacher. He and his band put on a pretty good show as well!
Franck
Bill is the real deal! The reviews were dead on. Bill is a superstar instructor. He is energetic, engaging, and an amazing teacher who knows the instrument. You will make great progress. I highly recommend him!
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Dennis U.

2 Reviews
Los Angeles, CA
Starting at $40
  • Speaks some japanese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • psychology / bio sciences from ucla
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Dennis U.

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I have been playing chess for well over 30 years. I have taught one on one
children and adults for about 10 years. I have great patience when I teach
students never believing that any concept is too difficult to understand or
master. I have a love for the game that I want to instill in others
I have hundreds of chess books and have gotten to know lots of chessplayers
throughout the years. I do my best to have my students gain and UNDERSTANDING of the game rather than just rote memorization.

About Dennis

I have been playing chess for 30 + years and have a USCF expert rating. I have taught chess in afterschool programs and one on one in homes for over 10 years. I feel I have great patience especially with young children as their attention span is usually not that long. I have taught children as y

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Liam H.
My son looks forward to his weekly chess lesson with Dennis
Charles C.
very good
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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
Sherman Oaks, CA
Starting at $65
  • Speaks
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Laurel S.

39 Reviews
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Receive a quality education on a broad range of skills, from a professional performer. You'll learn many different styles of music from classical to contemporary, as well as music reading, playing by ear, chords, and theory. If your focus is classical repertoire, I have the knowledge to truly refine your technique and guide you to excellence in artistic expression.

About Laurel

I'm fully vaccinated and offering in-person lessons starting this summer! Hello! I'm Laurel, I'm a professional performer and experienced private teacher, and I would love to help you unlock your musical abilities. I believe in a personalized approach to teaching, based on building a relations

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Joseph
I've always had an interest in music, but never had any formal training. Laurel's tutelage has taken me from an absolute novice who could barely plink out a few notes to being able to read and play along with sheet music. She's employs a very collaborative style of teaching wherein we work together to identify the kinds of music I want to play, and make regularly progress towards reaching my goals. It's been a fantastic experience.
Kevin
I decided to wait until middle age to begin taking piano lessons so that my brain would be as resistant as possible to learning.

I'm glad I found a teacher as patient, friendly and knowledgable as Laurel. I've been taking lessons with her for almost a year. She tailors the sessions to my spooky interests and encourages me to push my abilities.

When we began I had barely touched a piano in my life. Now I'm able to read sheet music, recognize relative pitches and play a list of my favorite songs with independent hand movement.

I'd recommend Laurel to anyone who wants to learn piano regardless of age or skill level.
Ritu
Laurel has been my kid's piano teacher for a little over four years now. My kids absolutely love her, and I think that is what makes the difference because I want my kids to enjoy taking lessons. Laurel is very knowledgeable and patient. She makes sure students learn both reading music and playing by ear. My kids have come a long way with reading music and playing the piano, and I think a big reason is because of Laurel.
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Luisa I.

3 Reviews
Playa Vista, CA
Starting at $42
  • Speaks Catalan, Spanish, Italian
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Teaches Elementary, Middle School, High School, College
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Luisa I.

3 Reviews
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Art History is just my passion. I've been traveling around the world to be able to understand every culture.

About Luisa

Hola! This is Luisa, I am from Spain and living in LA for more than 5 years in which I've tutoring Spanish. I coursed Linguistic Degree in the University of Valencia, languages and Spanish in particular are my passion. I've been teaching Spanish to all kind of ages, from kids to adults for 5 years

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Nora S.
Very pleasant young lady. Enthusiastic and talented teacher. I’m so glad to have a teacher from Spain. I am interested in Spanish culture and she incorporates into her lessons in way that enriches the lessons.
Sue M.
Luisa was fabulous - so relaxed and flexible to fit in with your level, needs and objectives. I'd highly recommended her to anyone. Sue

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"Ok I literally just ended my lesson with Trivia and I wanted to make sure I wrote this review before I forgot. She is AMAZING. Her personality is so fun to start. No question is stupid and she REALLY knows her stuff. I had a project in mind that I've been wanting to work on for cosplay but I just had no idea how to approach the concept. I had messaged Trivia in advance to see if that was something she could help me with since this wasn't exactly a typical sewing lesson. She responded incredibly quick and said it was something we could do. She was able to fit me into a short notice class and broke everything down for me making what I thought would be an overwhelming project seem so much more simple now. I can't wait to start and I will definitely be in touch with her again the further I progress.
And just one other cool tidbit. I am in California and she is in Texas which I thought just added a little something more special to the lesson.
Thank you Trivia! Can't wait to talk again soon."
Ramona
Took Sewing lessons from Trivia D.
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"Fantastic first lesson! I’m enjoying it."
Montel
Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Sonya is amazing. My teenage daughter could not sew now she can. Sonya has patience and she made my daughter have confidence in herself. My daughter smile during the class with Sonya made me extremely happy. Thank you"
Arianna
Took Sewing lessons from Sonya M.
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"Dipankar is very knowledgeable, experienced, and dedicated. I received lessons from him for 6 months and in that time I scored 1st place in the unrated category in my first chess tournament and went on to improve my rating by 200 points.
I highly recommend Dipankar for chess lessons!"
Jennifer
Took Chess lessons from Dipankar G.
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"Helpful in further understanding bidding."
Diane
Took Bridge lessons from Ryan D.
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"We are happy with Siddharth"
Divya Kestur
Took Chess lessons from Siddharth G.
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"Had my first lesson, it was fantastic! Sam is very professional and an amazing teacher. I have already recommended him to my friends!"
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Took Chess lessons from Sam C.
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"Mya is very knowledgeable and patient. She will work with you on any projects you have."
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Took Beading lessons from Mya Mya Seinn T.
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"Beatrice is a super fun and knowledgeable teacher.
I’m excited to continue learning."
Caitlin
Took Sewing lessons from Beatrice U.
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"Mya is wonderful. She has such enthusiasm with what she's doing and that motivates me. She's taught me a lot of techniques and always has something made for me when I go to her studio. I'm glad I chose her and can now call her a friend."
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